Ledbury Carnival


Welcome to the Official Ledbury Carnival website. Here you will find pictures from past carnivals including the 2018 carnival.

Here are pictures from the Ledbury Carnival, which takes place every August Bank Monday. Here are some pictures from the 1998 (Bungee Jumping), 1999 (It's a Knockout), 2000 (The Circus), 2001 (Flower Power), 2002 (Royal Pageant), 2003 (Country Carnival), 2004 (Hollywood Comes to Ledbury), 2005 (Greatest Events in History). 2006 (Music). 2007 (Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes), 2008 (Countries of the World), 2009 (TV Carnival). 2010 (Transport and Travel). 2011 (Theatre and Pantomime), 2012 (Great Britain 2012), 2013 (West End Comes to Ledbury). 2014 (40 Years of Ledbury Carnival), 2015 (Step Back in Time), 2016 (Heroes and Villains), 2017 (A Novel Idea). The 2018 theme was "Ledfest".

There are lots of pictures in this section. There are over 500 pages in total!

Special website for 2018 only, www.ledfest.co.uk 

Theme for 2019 is "Ledbury all at sea, a Nautical Carnival"

More details over the course of the year

Download the programme 2018 here 


Best overall 2018 winner - Vegfest at Ledfest (Allotment Association)

** Click here for 2018 pictures (all 266 of them over 23 pages) **
Includes all Judging Results

Videos from 2018, click here

Click here for Programme of Events on the Day for 2017

Videos from the 2009 to 2018 carnival + 360 video from 2017 from the Official Ledbury Carnival You Tube Channel
2018 360 video to come

Click on either 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 for the video

2018 Programme Cover
Front Cover was designed by Alex James Bonsall
from Ledbury Primary School


The 2018 Carnival Princess and her attendants


The 2018 Carnival Princess is Niamh Hogan (middle) age 10
Her attendants are Sophie Fleeting (Left) Age 10 and Amelia Tustin (Right) Age 9
Ages were at the time of judging on Saturday 5th May 2018

Niamh is from Colwall Primary, Sophie is from Ledbury Primary and Amelia is from Bosbury Primary

The results of the 2018 Shop Window competition


First Prize - JB Gaynans
Second Prize - Number One Sandwich Shop
Third Prize - Raft

I also need your help. If you have any old photos (or even video) from any previous carnival before 1999, please contact me. Any picture used will be built up to a good collection of Carnival Photos and each and every submission used will be credited on this website. Many thanks for the submission so far. There are now several pictures from old carnival including one from 1945. All photos will be returned.

Click on any of the images below

1998 - Bungee

1999 - Caribbean

2000 - Circus

2001 - Flower Power

 2002 - Royal Pageant
 2003 - Country Carnival  2004 - Hollywood  2005 - Historic Events  2006 - Music  2007 - Fairy Tales
and Nursery Rhymes
2008 - Countries of the World   2009 - TV Carnival  2010 - Transport and Transport 2011 - Theatre and Pantomime 2012 - Great Britain 2012
2013 - West End comes to Ledbury 2014 - 40 Years of
Ledbury Carnival
2015 - Step Back in Time 2016 - Heroes and Villains 2017 - A Novel Idea 
  Theme to be announced soon       
2018 - Ledfest  2019 - ???       

Some little gems. Old Carnival Photos : 1945, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1992, 1993, 1997(1), 1997(2)
Thanks for all those who submitted photos. More to come include rare footage from the 1977 carnival


For other Ledbury Photos (loads more) and info, please click here for the main index page

The Ledbury Carnival Site is part of the www.myledbury.co.uk group of websites, which includes more pictures of Ledbury including the Fair, Poetry Festival Party, Christmas Lights and many more, including Ledbury on the Television and nothing to do with Ledbury, the Eurovision Song Contest!. Please visit after you have finishing viewing the Ledbury Carnival Website!!!

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